Friday Funny – The ultimate in 'Range Anxiety' for @spacex

This week marked a spectacular achievement by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX; a mostly successful (they lost the core booster) test of the Falcon Heavy booster and recovery system, along with…

Study: Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

From STANFORD UNIVERSITY and the “pie in the sky dreams” department comes this study Stanford engineers develop a new method of keeping the lights on if the world turns to…

Global Investment in Renewable Energy Has Stalled

By Steve Goreham Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced a decision to apply a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels. The Solar Industries Association denounced the…

Boeing to produce an ‘electric commuter plane’ – fossil fueled engine included

From the “ultimate range anxiety” department. NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co (BA.N) and JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) announced plans…

The big slide in renewable energy tells the real story

No, renewables are not taking over the world anytime soon. Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg We have spent the last two centuries getting off renewables because they were mostly weak, costly…

Claim: Electric cars could ‘power our lives’

Energy from electric cars could power our lives — but only if we improve the system Two apparently contradictory studies come together with recommendations Oxford, November 22, 2017 – Power…

Claim: Hydrogen powered cars for the masses one step closer to reality

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES and the “flux capacitor” department. Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention 2-in-1 device also…

FAIL: Antarctic research station wind turbine crashes, diesel to the rescue

From the ABC Australia, video follows. Proof of something we’ve always said: You need a fossil fueled backup generator for any “green”wind/solar power project. Mawson Antarctic research station relying solely…

In Defense of the Electric Car – part 3

Guest essay by John Hardy Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a decade, I can say…

In Defense of the Electric Car – part2

Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a decade, I can say that it hasn’t been practical…

In Defense of the Electric Car – Part 1

Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a decade, I can say that it hasn’t been…

Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

From The Daily Mail Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4 The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of…

Global EV and related climate alarmist colossal messes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin EVs have been hyped by the climate alarmist renewable energy activist crowd as an effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions regarding transportation energy consumption,…

Renewable Energy, what is the cost?

By Andy May A key question to think about, do renewable fuels decrease fossil fuel use, or do they increase it? What are the costs of using renewable energy? The…

Latest in green tech – "hydrogen for sustainable air travel" – no, seriously

From the CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS and the “those who don’t pay attention to history are condemned to repeat it” department. See the money quote about kerosene below, bold mine. Liquid hydrogen…

A Trifecta of Green Lunacy: The law of unintended consequences kicks in

Green Lunacy #1: £450 Million Lost Over Failed Green Power That Is Worse Than Coal The Times, 23 February 2017 Ben Webster Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds…

Cheap solar cells made from perovskite promise 20% efficiency

  Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite Physicists boost efficiency of material that holds promise as base for next-generation solar cells UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY…

The Cult of Tesla

Guest post by David Middleton As someone rather detached from the automotive world — in other words, someone who considers cars to simply be tools and not extensions of identity…

How To “Green-Wash” A (Carbon-Intensive) State

Guest essay by Phil Hutchings Coming back to live in Brisbane after a couple of years away, I was staggered to find the Queensland Government is running TV advertisements to…

Entire state of South Australia has power black out because of flawed climate change energy policy

Governor Brown has California on same “dark ages” renewable energy path as South Australia Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The entire state of South Australia suffered a complete power black…

"Green" math must be a Common Core product… EV Edition.

Guest post by David Middleton It seems like a week is incomplete without at least one Real Clear Energy article proclaiming huge gains in EV sales and the impending doom…

Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company’s “green” program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by…

Friday Funny – the new "AA" class electric Mercedes

I drive an electric car for around town use. It saves gas and is fun to drive. I get lots of complements about it. However, I still enjoy a good…

More evidence that renewables alone don't cut it

You can’t rely on renewable energy and so need to keep other options, making it still more expensive. WUWT reader Dixon writes: Tasmania, an island state in Australia generates a…